Cheap food is an illusion. Producers often maintain their low prices by using practices that externalize costs normally factored into the price of food. The result? Our food system is opaque; it prevents consumers from understanding how their food system works and why their cheap food isn’t really cheap.
New Food Systems address the full social and environmental impact of the myriad external costs created in producing the goods on your supermarket shelf. They create a decentralized, integrated, network of regional food systems whose benefits include simplicity of transaction, transparency of information, and equality between those involved.